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MLS Preview: D.C. United - New England Revolution

MLS Preview: D.C. United - New England Revolution

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These two Northeast foes link up in mean times, with New England making the trip down to D.C. riding a nine-game winless streak.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Kitchen, White, McDonald, Woolard; Najar, Simms, De Rosario, Pontius; Davies, Wolff.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Branko Boskovic (L ACL tear); MF Brandon Barklage (concussion); DF Devon McTavish (concussion); MF Santino Quaranta (concussion); DF Jed Zayner (L knee sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Marc Burch (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L hamstring strain); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain)

New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, Cochrane, Soares, Barnes; Boggs, Joseph, Phelan, Tierney; Lekic, Mansally.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Kheli Dube (whiplash)

PROBABLE: DF Kevin Alston (L hamstring tightness); MF Zak Boggs (L high ankle sprain); DF Ryan Cochrane (L foot pain); DF Chris Tierney (L hamstring tightness)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Though D.C. United edges the all-time record (25 wins to 22, with eight draws), the Revolution has won the four last encounters.

  • D.C. is unbeaten in five, and last week posted its first back-to-back clean sheets since August 2009.
  • After extending his stay for two more games, midfielder Fred will be available against New England, which will be his last MLS match before joining A-League side Melbourne Victory.
  • New England is in the midst of a nine-game winless run and lost 3-0 to the Philadelphia Union last weekend. "I think the first half is about worse as I've been here," coach Steve Nicol said of that match. "It was like watching a bunch of schoolboys." New England didn't register a shot, a first for the club since September, 2009.
  • Benny Feilhaber will not be available after collecting two yellow cards against the Union. However, captain Shalrie Joseph is back in contention after missing out due to yellow-card accumulation against Philly.
  • The Revs have room to make some moves, after releasing Didier Domi and seeing Ousmane Dabo retire this week.
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
24Daniel WoolardDefender
15Ethan WhiteDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
14A. NajarMidfielder
-Clyde SimmsMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
9Charlie DaviesStriker
-Josh WolffStriker
1Steve CroninGoalkeeper
22Chris KorbDefender
-Kurt MorsinkMidfielder
7FredMidfielder
-Stephen KingMidfielder
13Austin da LuzMidfielder
-Joseph Ngwenya
1Matt ReisGoalkeeper
-Ryan CochraneDefender
5AJ SoaresDefender
30Kevin AlstonDefender
15Stephen McCarthyMidfielder
8Chris TierneyDefender
28Pat PhelanDefender
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
-Rajko LekicMidfielder
15Zack SchilawskiStriker
-Zak BoggsStriker
22Bobby ShuttleworthGoalkeeper
29K. MansallyStriker
25Darrius BarnesDefender
-Franco CoriaDefender
-Ryan GuyStriker
-Sainey NyassiMidfielder
14Diego FagundezStriker
Players to Watch
Dwayne De Rosario
Dwayne De Rosario
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 14
Games Goals YC RC
13 1 0 0
Shalrie Joseph
Shalrie Joseph
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 21
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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